Clinical and pathological findings in fatal plant oxalosis. A review

Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1992 Dec;13(4):342-5. doi: 10.1097/00000433-199212000-00016.


Poisoning by ingestion of oxalate-containing plants, such as raw rhubarb, is infrequent, and such deaths are rare. We present a review of the most important clinical and pathological aspects of oxalate poisoning and recommend that the public be educated about the dangers of eating unknown plants with potentially adverse effects.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney / chemistry
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Male
  • Oxalates / analysis
  • Oxalates / poisoning*
  • Plants, Toxic*


  • Oxalates